He’s Drowning Not Waving: A Roundup

Andrew Sullivan —  Jul 13 2012 @ 6:18pm


Today was another big day of Bain-blogging. Here, aided by new info from HuffPo, we cornered the Romney campaign for being unable to quell two major concerns: why he made a six figure salary for three years while claiming to have no active involvement in Bain and why he told the SEC in 2001 that he remained the CEO. Here we brought more bloggers into the inquiry and asked pro-Romney Catholics if they were comfortable with a candidate who had invested in a company that disposed of dead fetuses. Here and here we butted heads with WaPo fact-checker Glenn Kessler over his continued support for Romney's version of events. Here we did the same with Factcheck.org. Here we featured Dish readers with legal expertise and here we highlighted a reader with especially wise words. Late in the day, we took stock of the situation in light of new damning evidence and reacted to Romney's vehement but vacuous words against Obama.

Yesterday in Bain coverage, the Dish first examined the Boston Globe report calling into question when Romney resigned from Bain Capital; we wondered whether the SEC filings would constitute a felony; we countered the Romney campaign's initial response; we considered the latest reporting from Fortune; we checked in with the WaPo's fact-checker; and a Dish reader with legal expertise helped us raise more questions.

Coverage of Romney's Bain problem prior to yesterday – in chronological order – here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

(Photo: Mitt Romney waves out the door of his campaign bus after a campaign event in Stratham, New Hampshire on Friday, June 15, 2012. By Matthew Cavanaugh/MCT via Getty Images)